Food additives have been used to preserve foods for centuries. Salt, being one of the first additives, was primarily used to preserve meats due to its antimicrobial properties. Additives have long evolved since simply being salt. Modern day food additives are complex chemical formulas in high demand due to our need to mass produce and globally transport food items while maintaining nutritional value, marketability and freshness. The food industry is a multi-billion dollar, intensely competitive market. Due to the high needs and potential high gains of the industry, some of these additives may not actually be safe as we are led to